This week is the time to put on a mask, literally, for an annual celebration held by the Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Featuring a "Masquerade" theme the chamber's banquet is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at the Bosa Community Center.

The evening includes dinner, silent and live auctions and the announcements of who will be named this year's citizen and corporate citizen of the year.

Chamber officials do say the fanciful masks for those attending are not required but encouraged.

Contributing to the festivities is the musical entertainment of the Jonathan Nichol Trio.

The jazz band with saxophone, guitar and bass instruments is led by Nichol, who is a University of Oklahoma saxophone professor.

Individual tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. To purchase tickets or sponsor a table or for more information, visit online or call 405-238-6491.


Bands set to take the stage have been announced for the 5th annual Okie Noodling Eve Concert coming Friday night, June 14.

The concert leading to the big noodling event the following day at Wacker Park features Casey Donahew with special guest Jason Boland and the Stragglers.

Plans are still coming together for the upcoming 20th year of the city of Pauls Valley's Okie Noodling Tournament, which is all day Saturday, June 15.


Five cities in Garvin County will among the 137 in western and central Oklahoma taking part in an annual food drive led by postal letter carriers.

Pauls Valley will be joined by Maysville, Lindsay, Stratford and Wynnewood as on May 11 letter carriers will collect canned food donations from homes on their routes as part of the 27th annual national food drive.

Donations will go to help the Regional Food Bank, which works with various groups throughout Garvin County to feed to hungry.

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